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  • n. The characteristic of being balmy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being balmy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing

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Examples

  • Everything seemed frosty and pinched, just as the cutting air did after the warm balminess of California.

    THE PRODIGAL FATHER

  • One morning, however, finding that my path lay through a deep wood, I ventured to continue my journey after the sun had risen; the day, which was one of the first of spring, cheered even me by the loveliness of its sunshine and the balminess of the air.

    Chapter 16

  • But, when the weather kicked it up to something like balminess last week I craved raw, leafy greens.

    I Know I'm a Ceasar Salad Addict

  • Less true is that the balminess of late May was setting me up for failure.

    Memorial Day Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

  • "I put saffron in my milk every morning," says Mr. Serrano, 61 years old, speaking in late September, when the hot La Mancha sun and the cool fall winds combined for a brief period of balminess.

    The Purple Gold of La Mancha

  • The balminess of yesterday was a tonic to this winter weary soul.

    Magic « Fairegarden

  • But this evening as he came out of the Ministry the balminess of the April air had tempted him.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • In my case I will not miss mosquitos the size of my head, and the general balminess that surrounds me.

    May 2008 - SpouseBUZZ

  • It stirred my snowy hair and made me shiver despite the balminess of the violet evening.

    Black Butterfly

  • When the weather shows even the slightest hint of balminess, diners come in as early as 5 p.m. for the restaurant's sunny ambiance.

    Philadelphia's Upscale Cuban Cuisine

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